Marvel at the charming combination of history and natural beauty on this private guided tour o the Natural Reserve of Arrábida.
Travel to the renowned culinary region of Azeitão discovering flavorful wines and aromatic cheeses. You will see the natural beauty of Arrábida Mountain Park and explore top cultural attractions like Arrábida Convent, the medieval tide mill and Forte de São Filipe. Plus, enjoy a more personalized experience with a private guide.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You’ll travel south from Lisbon to Azeitão, a picturesque region noted for its wines and cheeses. On this full-day excursion you’ll visit the natural reserve of Arrábida, where you’ll take in stunning mountain views. Learn about the area’s history, experience some of its top products, and visit its beaches (during the summer). Along the way, you will stop to see the Arrábida Convent, Lapa de Santa Margarida, before reaching the historical centre of Setúbal.
In Setúbal, discover the first Star Fortress in Portugal. The São Filipe Fortress, build in the 16th century. Resulted of the orders of the king, for the fortification of the coastline that protected Setúbal and the entrance of the Sado river. The interior space, which originally included the Governors House and military. There is a small baroque chapel, still preserved, dedicated to Our Lady dated 1736.
Another special location is the Livramento Market that was established in 1930.
In June/2015 by USA Today Travel (Food & Wine), considered this market as one of the 10 best fish markets of the world. The market’s distinctive tiled walls, called “Azulejos”, comprised of 5,700 decorative tile pieces, the wall panels measure about 1,259 square feet and depict scenes of everyday local activities such as fishing and farming. You will see an assortment of local seafood laid out on counters and get to know how fish actually look like…
To end your experience, we head back to Lisbon in a relaxing drive.
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